otocyst

noun
oto·​cyst | \ ˈō-tə-ˌsist How to pronounce otocyst (audio) \

Definition of otocyst

: a fluid-containing organ of many invertebrates that contains an otolith : statocyst

Other Words from otocyst

otocystic \ ˌō-​tə-​ˈsi-​stik How to pronounce otocystic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of otocyst

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for otocyst

International Scientific Vocabulary; from its probable auditory function

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“Otocyst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/otocyst. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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otocyst

noun
oto·​cyst | \ ˈōt-ə-ˌsist How to pronounce otocyst (audio) \

Medical Definition of otocyst

1 : a fluid-containing organ of many invertebrates that contains an otolith

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